February 3, 2016 |
THE SUNDANCE FILM Festival's awards, announced Saturday, were dominated by Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation , the story of Nat Turner's slave rebellion that won both the Grand Jury Prize and the audience award. But another, less bloody take on the African-American experience made waves in Park City, as well: Southside With You , which follows a Chicago lawyer and her summer associate, who just happen to be the future Barack and Michelle Obama on the course of their first date.
January 26, 2016 |
FORMER PHILADELPHIA Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey will return to his roots to advise the Chicago Police Department and help guide civil rights reforms in the embattled department. It's the third position Ramsey has taken on since retiring from the Philadelphia Police Department in December. Ramsey is also a consultant with the Wilmington police department and, as of Jan. 25, took on a two-year appointment at Drexel as a guest lecturer and adviser to the school's criminal justice department.
December 31, 2015
FORT WORTH, Texa s - A teen fugitive who's known for using an "affluenza" defense and his mother attempted to disguise themselves and disappear among the American tourists thronging a Mexican resort city for the holidays, but are now in custody and will be returned to the U.S. after a cellphone used to order pizza gave away their location, authorities said yesterday. Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson said Ethan Couch, 18 - who was on juvenile probation after killing four people in a drunken-driving wreck - and his mother had prepared to be gone a while, even dyeing Couch's blond hair black, before being detained Monday in the Pacific Coast city of Puerto Vallarta.
December 16, 2015 |
CHICAGO - The homecoming did not end well on the basketball court. For 76ers rookies Jahlil Okafor and Richaun Holmes, Monday marked the first time they played at the United Center against their hometown Chicago Bulls. Robert Covington, another Chicago native and Sixer, made his second appearance in the Windy City against the Bulls. Unfortunately for the trio, the game ended the same way all but one of their previous 25 had: with a loss. The Sixers fell, 115-96, dropping their record to 1-25.
November 18, 2015 |
Bang! Kapow! Ka-boom! That's how networks serve up their dramas in this ultra-competitive age. Terrified of losing their audiences to FX or Netflix, they slam viewers with shrill, abusive body blows. That's how procedural whiz Dick Wolf opens his new emergency- room melodrama, Chicago Med . Within 90 seconds, we're thrown into the middle of a deadly train derailment The third in Wolf's Chicago triumvirate, after Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. , the series premieres at 9 p.m. Tuesday on NBC. Wolf opens on devilishly good-looking Dr. Connor Rhodes ( Arrow 's Colin Donnell)
November 18, 2015 |
* CHICAGO MED. 9 tonight, NBC10. NO ONE ever starts the first day in a TV hospital filling out paperwork in human resources. So there are things you can just see coming when NBC's "Chicago Fire" spin-off "Chicago Med" pulls out of the station tonight with a train crash for which Dr. Connor Rhodes (Colin Donnell) happens to be present. Quite a few things. But while the newest outpost in producer Dick Wolf's Windy City empire isn't wildly original, it doesn't have to be. Like the components of the Penn grad producer's "Law & Order" franchise, "Chicago Med" is the kind of TV that's topical, briefly gripping but easily shaken off. In a medium where drama junkies increasingly seem to need recaps to confirm (or explain)
October 15, 2015 |
When retired defenseman Kimmo Timonen is honored before Wednesday's game against Chicago at the Wells Fargo Center, the players on the Flyers bench can be excused if they nearly pound holes in the sideboards with their heartfelt stick-tap salute. Timonen, a longtime Flyers defenseman before being dealt to Chicago last February and winning his first Stanley Cup, was not only a terrific player and leader, but he defined perseverance during an exceptional 16-year career. "He played through so many injuries and was just a warrior out there," winger Matt Read said after Tuesday's optional practice in Voorhees.
October 10, 2015 |
When Noel Sarah Dietrich was a kid, she wanted to be Vicki Huber. Huber, like Dietrich, was from Wilmington, De., and Dietrich watched the Villanova all-American's path to the 1988 Olympics in awe. One problem though: Dietrich enjoyed running, but she didn't think she was really good at it. "I was typically an overachiever and wasn't used to things that didn't come easy to me," she said. In high school, she went to one track practice then dropped out. At the University of Delaware, she knew running helped relieve stress, but she never really got into the sport.
October 10, 2015 |
Brennan Investment Group has purchased Markel Corp.'s 168,000-square-foot headquarters and production facility in Plymouth Township, the Chicago-based real estate investment firm said in a release on Thursday. Brennan will lease the space at 435 School Lane back to Markel, a provider of fluoropolymer products to the automotive, communications, environmental, and industrial markets, according to the statement. The company did not immediately respond to a phone message seeking details of the purchase price.